Friday, May 14, 2010

My First Blog Award - Yea!!!

 The Rules:

1. Thank the person who gave you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic!
4. Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award.

Okay, so on with the show.

Thank you to Libby from Latte Mama.  I can't believe I have a blog award.  I am so thrilled that someone thought enough of what I write to send me an award.  Thanks!!!

7 things about me???

Really, I'm not sure I'm that interesting that I have 7 things to share.  This has been hard for me to think of.  So, let's see.

  1. I am 14 years (minus 1 week) older than my brother.  And coincidentally, he is 14 years older than my daughter.
  2. My husband and I went on a cruise of the Greek Isles for our honeymoon (which he won), which coincidentally was the same the thing my parents did for their honeymoon.  (Also, our anniversary is 1 day after theirs, also a coincidence, I think.)
  3. We have just started "gardening" and we're learning as we go.  So far I have an herb container garden (my Mother's Day present), and some flowers that we have planted around the house (some of which seem to be dying).  We have high hopes and plans for a butterfly garden in the near future.
  4. In "real life" I am often thought to be on the quiet side by people who don't take the chance to get to know me.  I am working on breaking out of my "shell," but it's an ongoing process.
  5. I am a Yankee (not the baseball kind) through and through and desperately miss living in the Northeast.  I really don't understand why people like living someplace where there are no seasons (well unless you count hurricane, as one of my students once told me.)  No offense meant for anyone who does love living here, I just miss the leaves in the fall, the snow in the winter, the buds in the spring, and not have 95% humidity all day, everyday during the summer.
  6. I would like to be crafty, but not sure if I'm succeeding.  I learned to crochet in high school, and have gotten back into it recently.  I'm hoping to start an Etsy store in the near future.  I have a sewing machine because I would love to sew stuff, but I'm wondering if I'm in over my head.  I think my first project is going to be a quilt from the many extra (and old) t-shirts my husband and I have.
  7. I am pretty good with mechanical stuff, plumbing and electrical stuff.  Nothing major.  I'm not planning to rewire my house anytime soon, and I am happy to admit when I think something is beyond me.  I have changed out door knobs and locks, installed all the baby locks, changed out a toilet (with help from JGD, someone had to do the heavy lifting ;-)), fixed the innards of all of our toilets, and stopped the leaks, changed out our thermostat, and all of the light switches and added dimmers for the fans in the house. 
Okay, enough about me.  Now, it's time for the bloggers I have recently discovered and think are fantastic.

Oh, I just know that I missed someone.  Hopefully, if I did I will be able to pay them kudos in the future.

Thanks again Latte Mama.


  1. Woo! Congratulations on your award! I found you through Mom Loop! :-)
    Great blog!

  2. Followed you from Blogfrog...Congratulations on the blog award!! I am with you about the season changing. I have lived my entire life here in the northeast, and will never move :) ~ it just wouldn't be the same! Blessings, Monica @ Organized Chaos!

  3. Found you on Mom Loop! I'm your new follower! and

  4. Thanks for the award! I am honoured! I am passing it along... in a bit of a modified form. No disrespect intended. Read my blog entry to see why. ;-)

  5. Thank you so much for thinking of me!!!

    I am working on some new blogrolls, and will be adding your button! Keep a look out!

  6. I thought I'd already said thank you to you for this - but I must not have completed the comment. But, THANKS! I'm working on my post, and will hopefully have it up soon :)


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